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THE JEFFERSON-Growing Farms, Foods, and Futures

THE JEFFERSON-Growing Farms, Foods, and Futures is the latest newsletter created for your information and enjoyment. This free newsletter features local news for small farm businesses as well as backyard farmers, gardeners, and consumers. 


October 2021 Issue

Build a Better Lunchbox

Coming Around Again - Clover

Is Your Farm Ready to Prevent a Foreign Animal Disease?

Native Plant of the Month - Tamarack

Overwintering Strawberries

Rethinking Transportation

Save Your Orchard From Gnawing Pests This Winter

Master Gardener Report

September 2021 Issue

Back to School (or Work) Mealtime Tips and Tricks

Don't Fear the Goldenrod

Is it Time to Go Peat Free?

Native Plant of the Month - Bee Balm

Save Money, Use Less Energy, and Be More Comfortable in Your Home

The Mighty Guinea Hen

Master Gardener Report

July/August 2021 Issue

Energy Tips for Spring and Summer

Farmers Markets Have Begun

Good Drainage Can Keep Equine Thrush at Bay

Heat Stress Impacts Both Calves and Cows

Native Plant of the Month - Bramble

The Glyphosate Debate: Are There Options?

Volcanos Everywhere

Master Gardener Report

June 2021 Issue

Cut Flower Gardens

Dragline Manure Application Systems: A Breath of Fresh Air

June is Dairy Month

Master Gardener Report

Milk Processing

Native Plant of the Month - Common Yarrow

Residential Agriculture Discount Program Renewal

The Case for Buying and Selling - Locally Grown and Cut Flowers

May 2021 Issue

Coccidiosis in Chicks

Displaced Abomasum in Cattle

Even Babies Need Good Food: Tips for Making Homemade Baby Food

Help Stop Erosion: Rainscaping in the Home Garden

Native Plant of the Month - Black Cherry

Raising Chicks, Ducklings, and Poults

What is Community Solar?

The Ideal Freestall

April 2021 Issue

Choosing a Profitable Crop

Native Plant of the Month - Downy Serviceberry

NYSERDA's Agricultural Energy Audit Program

Starting Pigs: From Piglet to Pork Chop

Farm Ops Program

The Scourge of Indoor Seed Starts - Damping Off

March 2021 Issue

Are You Buying Pure Maple Syrup?

Go Light for Good Luck

Lentils: The Ultimate Kitchen Staple

Native Plant of the Month

Starting Calves Right

Wee Little Plant

NYS Agriculture Assessment - COVID-19 Revenue Threshold Exception

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP 1 and 2) and the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)

February 2021 Issue

Avoid the Winter Blues: Get Moving and Be Active

Dormant Tree Pruning

Landscaping Site Assessment

Rooting Dormant Cuttings

Strange but Harmless

What is a CSA and How do I Get One?

Winter Lighting for Dairy Cattle

January 2021 Issue

A Love Letter to Squash

De-icing Salt in the Landscape

How to Keep Livestock Water from Freezing

Online Resources for Market Gardeners

Oyster Mushrooms: A Welcome Addition to Year-Round Gardening

Too Much of a Good Thing: Over Fertilization in Home Gardens

December 2020 Issue

Book Gifts for your Gardening and Nature Enthusiast

Christmas Morning on a Dairy Farm

Day Length Matters


Seed Ordering Tips for 2021

Taste NY Gift Baskets

Tax Planning More Critical Than Ever

Vermin Control When Growing Winter Greens

November 2020 Issue

Cold Injury and Storage of Winter Squash

Fall Cleanup in the Market Garden

Farm Fall Cleanup and Winter Preparation

Keeping Houseplants Healthy Over the Winter


Michael Nuckols
Local Foods & Horticulture Program Manager
315-788-8450 ext. 227

Last updated October 1, 2021